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3-13-2009 @ 12:03PM
OK, let's get this out there:Wrath is not good. Be it "End game" or otherwise.Patch 3.0 ripped the soul out of this game. And 3.1 looks to further flush everything down the toilet.PVE is an absolute joke and as per the PTR testing of Ulduar looks to continue the same way.Vote me down if you want, I don't care.My point is that you can PUG every raid now on most medium-high to high population server. The gear from Heroics is on par with 10 man gear. Why is this?Meanwhile, I can't casually go into a BG without getting my ass kicked. How is it that I farmed 18,000 HK's leisurely in BC and now I go into BG's and the gear requirements are more stringent than an end-game raid?All classes are not balanced, they say they are balancing them, and yet they are balanced around PVP which is now the focus of the developers. This is abhorrent.PVP was a peripheral part of WoW through it's first 3 years of existence. Now people PVE for a Main hand weapon better than what is accessible from PVP then go into BG's, are nigh uncrittable from farming PVE (Archavon) relentlessly and kill casual PVPers in 2-3 shots because they have more AP, SP, or whatever with their mix of Hateful or Deadly and PVE gear.....In addition, part of the beauty of PVE was figuring out what buffs and individual players you need for certain encounters.To make matters worse, I've never seen so many people in full T7 sets who DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY AT ALL. Same goes for full Deadly or Hateful. Especially DK's. I've seen warlocks with 2000 spell power do 1200 dps on certain runs....but the runs are still OK because THEY ARE TOO EASY.I apologize for this rant, but WoWinsider should take a poll on how many people actually think this Expac has been good at all and whether everybody being completely interchangeable is a good thing.Then additionally, I'd love to see a poll of how many people focus on the PVP aspects of WoW or the PVE aspects of WoW.These statistics would indicate whether Blizz's logic is good at all.Personally, I think it sucks. Vanilla and BC were immersive, you got sucked in. Not just by the raid instance, but the fact that you farmed D3 gear or attunements to get into an instance. Which is now replaced by farming Resilience gear to stand a chance in a BG.........This is not what this game is about. They've lost their way because marketing Razer Mice and crap is easy on the walls of tournaments where the best Rogue/Mage/Priest team of people who spend EVEN MORE TIME than a raider did getting attuned for Naxx 1.0, and in many cases, BT and Hyjal, just to have the right to do decently in a BG.......And seeing that bosses are getting pwned on the PTR right now in Ulduar, I don't hold out much hope. If it stinks, if it continues being about the minimum amount of PVE effort for the highest rewards, you are seeing a person who would lament a game for what it once was.....and the steaming pile of crap it's becoming........
3-13-2009 @ 12:17PM
Paul, you're 100% right. I started to play when WoW was released. I loved it, I was hardcore player/PvPer/Raider... Done every single instance in the game. Until WotLK...Storyline in WotLK is STRONG and great, but the game is BORING and broken. After 4+ yrs I had to cancel my account. Hope next Blizzard's MMO will be better.
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